This quilt block was entered in the "School Quilt Block Competition, 1998, co-sponsored by P & B Textiles and the Oakland Museum of California. Students had to incorporate into their quilt block three pieces of P & B textiles (provided to them through the competition kit) which had been developed from 19th century fabrics in the collections of the Oakland Museum of California. An exhibition "Fabrications" was held at the museum from May 16 - July 5, 1998. This quilt block won first prize for grades 9-12. It is titled "Gold Rush" and was made by Ellen Lo, Yen Le and Phung Huynh, 11th grade students at Oakland High School, Jackie Begrin, teacher. The block has "Gold Rush" written in English and Chinese in the borders. The center features a miner, with a large Chinese hat, a braid down his back, at the mouth of a gray and black mine. Blue fabric with metallic gold dots represent the sky.

Used: Fabrications | Exhibition | Contest | Education | Oakland Museum of California | P & B Textiles

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